Located in London’s most central area this just-opened hotel is unwrapping a load of memories, myths and charm.
Remember the famous slogan (and poster- ‘Your country needs you.’? In those bitter years of early last century, Lord Kitchener famously said these words to World War I recruits. That building where he spoke those words is now a new, totally remarkable hotel in London. A short walk away from the British Parliament and popular Covent Garden in the centre of the city, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel is an iconic property steeped in history.
Built on the former headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police, this luxury hotel is the first by The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in the UK and the sixth to open in Europe.
New interiors of luxury hotel
The entire property has seen a dramatic and focused overhaul and change in décor and design within its walls. In fact, this new hotel could be the most impactful development in a central location in one of the world’s most famous cities. Not just for Londoners but a whole lot of fans of British literature and popular fiction and urban myths, Great Scotland Yard is not just an address but an iconic piece of history.
The hotel even has a stretched Indian nostalgic connect, for those who would like to know. It has a modern tearoom, The Parlour that is inspired by The Imperial New Delhi hotel for its opulence and sense of tradition while embracing the quirkier side of the establishment. The Parlour offers a daytime space for morning coffees, light lunches, gin and tonics and afternoon teas.
The 1820’s Grade II listed building has 152 guest rooms, including 15 suites. A neutral colour palette sets a perfect base for the unexpected play of patterns that are inspired by the building’s rich past. There are wardrobes concealed behind a bookcase-like façade and robe hooks shaped like keys. Here no two rooms are the same, guests are welcome to ‘unlock the secret’ of Great Scotland Yard. No1 Great Scotland Yard Townhouse is a unique standalone two-bedroom property adjacent to the main building. Situated over five stories, it provides an exclusive and intimate experience for guests.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of independent, premium hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters and boutique properties to resorts. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, each of the brand’s 19 hotels has its own distinct narrative and creates novel, story-worthy experiences for guests.
This recently launched hotel is already inviting a lot of attention. We are keenly prepped to check it out first-hand soon enough.